22 days in South of France Itinerary

22 days in South of France Itinerary

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Orgnac-l'Aven
— 2 nights
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 1 night
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Rocamadour
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
5
Puicheric
— 1 night
6
Azille
— 1 night
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Rieux Minervois
— 1 night
8
Villemoustaussou
— 2 nights
9
Brive-la-Gaillarde
— 3 nights
10
Arles
— 3 nights

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Orgnac-l'Aven

Orgnac-l'Aven ©
Orgnac-l'Aven is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.The Aven d'Orgnac cave is located near the village. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Le Pont d'Arc, paddle through the water with L'Arche de Noe, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Roure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): get all the equipment you need at River and Nature, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of The Ardeche, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vogue.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Orgnac-l'Aven road trip planning app.

Phoenix, USA to Orgnac-l'Aven is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Orgnac-l'Aven due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in April, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Orgnac-l'Aven: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Orgnac-l'Aven

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Chateau des Roure, Chateau de Vogue, Natural History Museum of The Ardeche
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Le Pont d'Arc ©
Le Pont d'Arc
Natural History Museum of The Ardeche ©
Natural History Museum of The Ardeche
Chateau des Roure ©
Chateau des Roure

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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Ferme du Brusquand, whizz through the canopy at Parc en Ciel, and then contemplate the long history of Château de Biron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reserve Zoologique de Calviac, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then Head underground at Grotte du Grand Roc.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip planner.

You can drive from Orgnac-l'Aven to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Orgnac-l'Aven in May since evenings lows in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ferme du Brusquand, Château de Biron, Reserve Zoologique de Calviac, Parc en Ciel
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Château de Biron ©
Château de Biron
Grotte du Grand Roc ©
Grotte du Grand Roc

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Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 4th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Pierre, admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Pierre, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Montal. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ville de Martel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Rocher du Peintre, and then examine the collection at Musee Zadkine.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Rocamadour takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Rocamadour sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Abbatiale Saint-Pierre, Ville de Martel, Chateau de Montal, Le Rocher du Peintre, Eglise Saint-Pierre
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Chateau de Montal ©
Chateau de Montal
Ville de Martel ©
Ville de Martel
Abbatiale Saint-Pierre ©
Abbatiale Saint-Pierre

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hike along Mayronnes Sculpture Trail and then admire the sheer force of Source Salee de la Sals.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Carcassonne Center takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puicheric.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Source Salee de la Sals, Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
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Eglise St. Vincent ©
Eglise St. Vincent
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire ©
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire

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Puicheric

Puicheric ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stop by Vinaigrerie Cyril Codina and then visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puicheric road trip planner.

Puicheric is very close to Carcassonne Center. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Azille.

Things to do in Puicheric

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Asinerie des Corbieres, Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle, Galerie de la Cabrerisse, Moulin d'Omer, Chateau Saint-Esteve
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Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle ©
Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle
Moulin d'Omer ©
Moulin d'Omer
Asinerie des Corbieres ©
Asinerie des Corbieres

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Azille

Azille ©
Azille is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Azillois or Azilloises.GeographyAzille is located at the foot of the Montagne Noire some 25 km east by north-east of Carcassonne and 25 km west by north-west of Narbonne. On the 9th (Thu), do a tasting at Chateau Guery, make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame de Centeilles, get engrossed in the history at Musee Hurepel, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Paraza, then experience rural life at Moulin a Huile de la Restanque, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Grand Moulin.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Azille online route planner.

Azille is just a short distance from Puicheric. In May, daily temperatures in Azille can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Rieux Minervois.

Things to do in Azille

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Paraza, Chateau Grand Moulin, Chapelle Notre-Dame de Centeilles, Musee Hurepel, Moulin a Huile de la Restanque
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Chateau Grand Moulin ©
Chateau Grand Moulin
Chateau de Paraza ©
Chateau de Paraza
Musee Hurepel ©
Musee Hurepel

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Rieux Minervois

Rieux Minervois ©
Rieux-Minervois is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie, don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Caunes Minervois, then make a trip to Notre Dame du Cros, then don't miss a visit to Carriere De Marbre Rouge Du Roy, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rieux Minervois vacation planning app.

Rieux Minervois is very close to Azille. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Villemoustaussou.

Things to do in Rieux Minervois

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carcassonne
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Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine ©
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine
Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie ©
Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie
Notre Dame du Cros ©
Notre Dame du Cros

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Villemoustaussou

Villemoustaussou ©
Villemoustaussou is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head outdoors with Voie Verte Mazamet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat, and then examine the collection at Musee du Verre. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Villelongue and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Villemoustaussou trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Villemoustaussou is just a stone's throw from Rieux Minervois. May in Villemoustaussou sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brive-la-Gaillarde.

Things to do in Villemoustaussou

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat, Musee du Verre, Voie Verte Mazamet, Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes, Abbaye de Villelongue
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Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes ©
Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes
Musee du Verre ©
Musee du Verre
Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat ©
Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat

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Brive-la-Gaillarde

Brive-la-Gaillarde ©
Brive-la-Gaillarde is a commune of France. On the 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Abbatiale Saint Sour, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montbrun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St. Michel des Lions, and finally steep yourself in history at Ardoisieres de Correze. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Lac des Bariousses and then admire the masterpieces at Espace Rebeyrolle.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brive-la-Gaillarde trip planner.

You can drive from Villemoustaussou to Brive-la-Gaillarde in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Villemoustaussou in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brive-la-Gaillarde: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arles.

Things to do in Brive-la-Gaillarde

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Montbrun, La Sente aux Cochons, Eglise Abbatiale Saint Sour, Eglise St. Michel des Lions, Espace Rebeyrolle
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Lac des Bariousses ©
Lac des Bariousses
Espace Rebeyrolle ©
Espace Rebeyrolle
Chateau de Montbrun ©
Chateau de Montbrun

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Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Espace Van Gogh, relax in the rural setting at Moulin CastelaS, then make a trip to Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee Reattu, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, and then explore the world behind art at Chateau La Coste en Provence.

Start your trip to Arles by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Brive-la-Gaillarde to Arles by car takes about 5 hours. In May, Arles is a bit warmer than Brive-la-Gaillarde - with highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arles

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Moulin CastelaS, Chateau de Tarascon, Chateau La Coste en Provence, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
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Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
Chateau La Coste en Provence ©
Chateau La Coste en Provence
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©

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